- Sammy Awuku has urged government to employ more of Ghana's youth
- He was speaking at the Osu Castle on International Youth Day
The governing New Patriotic Party's (NPP) National Youth Organizer, Mr. Sammy Awuku, has chastised government's seemingly lackluster attempts at tackling the problem of unemployment among Ghanaian youths in the country.
Mr. Sammy Awuku has urged the NPP government to move faster towards getting more youths employment since they are the ones who came out en mass to vote it back in power at the 2016 December Elections.
Mr. Awuku, addressing gathered guests at the Osu Castle on August 11th on occasion of the International Youth Day, stated that government should "also move past the paper talk" when government addresses problem of youth unemployment.
"I say this because under the previous administration, it was always a fanfare when it was International Youth Day.
At least today we are in the open, so we’ve moved from the air-conditioned room at the Conference Center as it used to be to face the reality under the sun. Today we are faced with big challenges across in terms of our youth," he said.
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The NPP National Youth Organizer said that though the current administration couldn't fail the youth, steps needed to be taken to put them to work since time was not on government's side.
He suggested that, had more youths been employed, a lot of "hostile takeovers" of state property and institutions wouldn't have occurred, and therefore urged government to take measures towards its address.
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Nevertheless, the NPP National Youths Organizer condemned acts of acts of demonstration perpetrated by youths who - according to him - who became agitated at the slightest provocation.
Among government dignitaries at the event was Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, and Madam Erika Goldson of the (UNFPA).
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